Baidu Is Bringing Intelligent AR to the Masses

Baidu Is Bringing Intelligent AR to the Masses An augmented-reality system powered by computer vision and deep learning will add an extra layer to the real world for millions of people. The Chinese Internet giant Baidu has announced a new AR platform that will allow people to make use of the technology from within many of the company’s own apps. The system, called DuSee, is claimed to make use of “sophisticated computer vision and deep learning” to “understand the 3-D environment, and create virtual objects that have rich interactions with the user and the real world.” The platform seems to sit somewhere between basic AR systems, like those used in Pokémon Go, and more advanced technologies, such as Google’s Tango. The former simply drops animations onto a device’s screen to…


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